Photography, Uncategorized

Wildly inspiring rock climbing photos

Larrabee Beach - the easy section of a V7 route via matadornetwork.com

Rock climbing is difficult, but with passion and motivation, you can make anything happen. If these pictures don’t inspire you to get into it and start considering rock climbing… then I don’t know what will.              ……

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South-East Asia

Planned eco-tourism center will pay respects to Cambodia’s wildlife and dark history

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Phnom Penh-based collaborative design practice Atelier COLE recently revealed plans to create an information center in Cambodia to not only celebrate the country’s extremely diverse wildlife, but also memorialize the region’s tragic past. It’s a laudable move towards sustainable eco-tourism in the region. Cambodia is one of the countries in the world with the most spectacular biodiversity. Many of the country’s species are recognized by the IUCN or World Conservation Union as threatened, endangered, or critically endangered…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Porto on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Jewel City

Porto - Portugal's jewel. Image via Visit Portugal.

Porto is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever had to pleasure to visit. The second largest city in Portugal, romantic Porto looks like a colorful and vibrant fairytale. The fantastic medieval buildings, the stunning artwork, the Douro river flowing gently to the ocean, the wine… everything is just great! Porto is definitely one of the fastest rising touristic cities in the world, one that should pop up on any traveler’s map. Here’s how…

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Gear & Equipment, Indian area, Ski, sports and adventure

Snowboarding in Himalaya – an adventure on top of the world

Winter fun Photo Credits: smelive.com

‘Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.’ Franz Fafka  Trip fundamentals Very few things can make you feel more alive than snowboarding during winter. It’s not even just about the adrenaline – the entire experience is more about gradually discovering yourself, which also explains why most of the snowboarding enthusiasts have discovered a spiritual…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Lisbon on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Wonderful Capital

Getting lost in Lisbon may be the best thing you do. Image via Wiki Commons.

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cities in the world, with the rich culture blending in with modern and vibrant lifestyles. It’s certainly one of the most alive places you’re ever going to be, and to make things even better – it can be really cheap. Here, I’m gonna show you how to enjoy your trip on a low budget, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of…

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Scandinavia, Travel Tips

Are you popular on Facebook? Then you can stay for free at this luxury Hotel in Stockholm

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Being popular on Facebook has its perks – but you probably never assumed that it may help you stay for free at one of the most chic hotels in Sweden’s capital. The owners of the hotel have decided to use the powers of social media, so if you have 100,000 followers on instagram, 2,000 facebook friends or 100,000 page fans then you can stay for free at the Nordic Light hotel. Of course, you have to…

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Architecture and art, North America

Urban Art at its finest: Chrome Dog Spray Paint Mural in Miami

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It’s nice to visit the famous sight and hang out in the cool places, but every once in a while, all you need in your travels is a good mural; at least that’s how I feel sometimes. This work of art by Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo for the RAW Project at Jose de Diego Middle School for Art Basel Miami is simply mind blowing! The entire thing is 100% spray paint and it took him only…

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Architecture and art, North America

AMAZEing – Labyrinth of light takes over downtown Toronto

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I’m a big fan of urban art projects, and I’m a bit ashamed to say I just now found about about AMAZE. As part of the one-day outdoor art festival Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, design and research labUNSTABLE installed AMAZE, a 3,230-square-foot 3D labyrinth of light and shadow. Unfortunately, the whole thing lasted for only one day – 3 October. I know, I’m a slowpoke. But it was pretty surprising that they installed this complex thing,…

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Architecture and art, Western Europe

The Sleek and Beautiful Design of Munich’s subway

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OK, I’m officially declaring this week Subway Week. After I shared with you the imposing beauty of the Moscow underground and the artistic metro of Stockholm, it’s time for a change of style: let’s take a look at the sleek design of Munich’s subway. The U-Bahn, as the subway is called in Germany, stands for Untergrundbahn or “underground railway“. The Munich U-Bahn began operation in 1971, pretty late compared to other large European cities. The Munich…

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Architecture and art, Mediterranean

The Interesting Story of the Stairs from the Tower of Pisa

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We all know the story of the leaning Tower of Pisa – its remarkable architecture, rich history, and of course, its tilt. But this is not an article about the Tower of Pisa, you can read thousands of those on the internet. This is a story of some stairs from the tower – here’s what 500 years of walking up the marble stairs did to them. Marble is not a very sturdy construction rock, and all…

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